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No injuries were reported following a fire which damaged a two and a half story home just before 8 a.m. Sunday at 2410 Grand Ave. Occupants of the home had been evacuated before the Niagara Falls Fire Department crews arrived. The cause of the fire and the number of occupants displaced was unknown. Several small explosions, believed to be caused by a small propane ta…

Several Cheektowaga-area fire companies were at the scene of a two-alarm fire at a residence in the 400 block of Shanley Street in Cheektowaga on Tuesday, as well as a fire at storage facility behind the residence on Cambria Street, near South Ogden Street, Cheektowaga Police confirmed. The fires started before 5 p.m. Doyle Hose Company No. 1  was battling the blaze…

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The Bon-Ton department store in the McKinley Mall was evacuated Tuesday night because of a small electrical fire, according to Hamburg police. Volunteer firefighters were dispatched to the mall just before 8:30 p.m. Light smoke was visible and there was an odor of smoke, firefighters were told. Damage was determined to be minimal and no injuries were reported, police s…

NEWFANE - The occupants of a West Creek Road home were able to escape a fire on Wednesday night, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. The blaze at 2571 West Creek Road was reported at 8:34 p.m., the Sheriff's Office said. Firefighters from Miller Hose and Olcott fire companies responded to the blaze. A damage estimate was unavailable. The cause of the fi…

One person was injured Friday afternoon when a car crashed into the Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union building, 62 S. Elmwood Ave., across from City Hall, the Buffalo Fire Department reported. The cause of the accident, which occurred at about 3:20 p.m., was being investigated. No other information was available on the extent of the injuries of the one person hu…

Firefighters from the Evans Center Volunteer Fire Company on Monday extinguished a rubbish fire that was reported in the 8500 block of Erie Road in the Village of Angola. The initial call was put out around 4:54 p.m. and was reported as a possible oil tank on fire with heavy smoke in the area and possible traffic delays as a result. However, it turned out to be a rub…

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In the hour around noon last Thursday, the air at the Bocce Courts on Madison Avenue in Lackawanna contained 180 times more carcinogenic benzene than background levels, according to air quality monitoring data. The data -- which also showed elevated levels of the suspected carcinogens vinyl chloride, butadiene and styrene and higher levels of toluene at air monitoring …

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Preliminary data released Tuesday by the state Department of Environmental Conservation shows that large particulates in the smoke from last week's fire at the former Bethlehem Steel site created unhealthy to hazardous air quality. Wind direction and speed determined the air quality in the areas around the fire scene. At the bocce court at the end of Madison Avenue i…

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Cleaning up the fire scene at the former Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna could take months, Mayor Geoffrey M. Szymanski said Monday. "I'm going to anticipate months, and unfortunately, the worst parts of our seasons are coming," Szymanski said. "When you have winter coming, you're going to have lake-effect snow covering up debris. And it adds extra weight and more di…

Erie County

When two Lackawanna firefighters told Lillian Carbone to leave her home Thursday, she began to cry. “The smell is getting so bad inside our house,” said Carbone, who lives on Lincoln Avenue, near the fire in Lackawanna that has been burning for days. “I’m scared it’s going to explode or something." "I just hope I don’t lose my house.” The second day …

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Rush-hour motorists on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning that are commuting between the Southtowns and downtown Buffalo will need to find an alternative route away from the lake shore. Lackawanna Police reported that the Hamburg Turnpike (Route 5) is expected to remain closed to traffic in both directions for "at least 24 hours" as the result of the massive indus…

LOCKPORT - Several motorcycles and a large amount of tools were lost in a fire which heavily damaged an unattached garage at 32 Corinthia St.on Thursday afternoon. The Lockport Fire Department was dispatched just after 2:30 p.m. and arrived to find the oversized garage located behind the house fully engulfed by flames. A second alarm was issued due to the size of the ga…

Bills

Bills fans are insane, exhibit 1,310,624: https://twitter.com/boxxa/status/683699507238965248?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Bills tailgates have been fire emojis all year but this is taking it kind of literally. I have so many questions. First of all: what happened to stop, drop and roll? I thought everybody knew that. Stop, drop and roll, man. Secondly, does this guy even know…